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Ethiopia

David H. Shinn

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

EthiopiaIntroductionEthiopia is perhaps the origin of humankind; it is sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest civilization, the second most populous country in a...

Ethnicity and Politics

Crawford Young

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Ethnicity and Politics Introduction Ethnicity is now universally regarded as a key element in the political process in African states. Paradox...

Europe and Africa, Medieval

Allen Fromherz

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Medieval Europe and Africa Introduction Studies of the relationship between Western North Africa (the Maghreb) and Europe have been marked by ...

Family Planning

Emily Callaci

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Family PlanningIntroductionFamily planning, as defined by contemporary institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International ...

Famine

Daniel Maxwell, Merry Fitzpatrick

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Famine Introduction Famine is now generally described as an extreme crisis of access to adequate food, manifested in widespread malnutrition a...

Farah, Nuruddin

F. Fiona Moolla

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Nuruddin FarahIntroductionNuruddin Farah (b. 1945 in Baidoa, southern Somalia) is an award-winning African author. He is internationally known, with a...

Feminism

Desiree Lewis

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Feminism Introduction Contemporary forms of feminist activism in Africa originated in women’s participation in nationalist struggles during th...

Food and Food Production

Ayodeji Olukoju

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Food and Food Production Introduction The transition from a hunter-gatherer existence to food production and urbanization was a turning point ...

Fugard, Athol

Marianne McDonald

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Athol FugardIntroductionSince the 1950s, the searing plays of South African playwright Athol Fugard (born 1932 in Middelburg, South Africa) have trace...

Fulani

Tea Virtanen

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Fulani Introduction The Fulani—also known as Fulbe, Fula and Peul—constitute one of the largest and most widely spread ethnic groups in Sub-Sa...

Gabon

Jeremy Rich

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Gabon Introduction Located in West Central Africa, Gabon is a country on the South Atlantic coast. The equator passes through the center of the...

Gambia

Assan Sarr, Donald R. Wright

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

GambiaIntroductionThe Gambia River, which enters the Atlantic Ocean 115 miles south of Cape Verde, Africa’s western tip, was long a major artery for c...

Genocide in Rwanda

Susan Thomson

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Genocide in RwandaIntroductionIn the early 1990s, Rwanda was devastated by civil war and genocide. From April to July 1994, an interim government lead...

Geography and the Study of Africa

Heidi G. Frontani

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Geography and the Study of Africa Introduction All geographers, including those with regional interests in Africa, study the earth via inquiri...

Ghana

Rebecca Shumway, Jeremy Pool

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

GhanaIntroductionThe Republic of Ghana is a sovereign nation in West Africa with a population of approximately 27 million, roughly 10 percent of whom ...

Gikuyu (Kikuyu) People of Kenya

Yvan Droz

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Gikuyu (Kikuyu) People of KenyaIntroductionAs with other peoples in Africa, the Gikuyu—also spelled Kikuyu—comprise people of different origins. The 1...

Globalization

Pádraig Carmody

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

GlobalizationIntroductionGlobalization is a contested concept and phenomenon. At its most basic it refers to increased interconnection between places ...

Gordimer, Nadine

Andries Walter Oliphant

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Nadine Gordimer Introduction Nadine Gordimer is an internationally distinguished novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. The 1991 Nobel la...

Great Lakes States of Eastern Africa, The

Rhiannon Stephens

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

The Great Lakes States of Eastern AfricaIntroductionThe states of the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa spread across modern southern Uganda, weste...

Guinea

Mohamed Saliou Camara

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Guinea Introduction The land, societies, and cultures that constitute the present-day Republic of Guinea played an important part in the rich ...

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